Microsoft Invests Billion Into Partners

Microsoft Invests Billion Into Partners

Microsoft announced that it will invest 5.8 billion dollars into the Microsoft Partner Network in fiscal year 2012 and the expenditure will be a combination of tools, training and incentives. Microsoft is also starting a new communications competency in which partners can obtain Gold or Silver competencies and offering monetary incentives and license mobility through Microsoft Software Assurance for Hyper-V, System Center and SQL Server to help software hosting partners boost sales by allowing customers to deploy server application licenses with Software Assurance either on-premise or in the cloud………….

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Nokia Allocates $127M For Windows Phone Ad Campaign!

Nokia Allocates $127M For Windows Phone Ad Campaign!

Mobile giant Nokia is reportedly allocating $127 million to spend on a major global marketing campaign for its new Windows Phone smartphones, due to launch in October.

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Microsoft Demoed Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft Demoed Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft showcased on Tuesday a tablet running first generation Windows 8 operating system at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference presentation. At the event company showcased the operating system which looks like Microsoft’s current mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.

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Microsoft Patents A Dual-Screen Smartphone

Microsoft Patents A Dual-Screen Smartphone

Microsoft patent suggests a detachable dual-screened smartphone, if Microsoft ever did release such a phone it would certainly stir the waters and the dual-screen design has echoes of the now-dead Courier project, something that caused quite a commotion when elements of its design leaked. The two screens offer separate functions and one practical implementation of the second screen could be as a remote control for the larger display, the whole package still looks big in comparison to today’s razor-thin smartphones and this Microsoft concept seems much closer to becoming real than before………….

By On July 12, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011: 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011: 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

Quietly making headlines today was Steve Ballmer’s keynote address at this years Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). He gave the “State of the State” address regarding Microsoft’s progress in the last year.

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All Three Next-Gen Game Consoles To Be Powered By AMD GPUs

All Three Next-Gen Game Consoles To Be Powered By AMD GPUs

All three next gneration game consoles Xbox, PlayStation 4 and Wii U are likely to use AMD hardware and Nintendo has already confirmed that the Wii U will use the Radeon RV770 GPU. PlayStation 4 would use either a Cell processor or some kind of an AMD Bulldozer and Microsoft tried working out something with NVIDIA for the Xbox 360………..

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Microsoft Brings Explorer Touch Mouse

Microsoft Brings Explorer Touch Mouse

Touch Mouse from Microsoft, Pocket-lint spied a far more interesting product lurking in an unsuspecting corner of the software giant’s London Christmas in July event: The Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse. Microsoft is much more well known for their Windows operating system, but that doesn’t mean the software giant is not concentrating on other potential revenue streams such as hardware.

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Nyko Zoom gives For Kinect users Coming on This August 23

Nyko Zoom gives For Kinect users Coming on This August 23

Microsoft has gotten a lot of people interested in its Kinect Xbox 360 peripheral, though the device was dogged following its release by reports that a significant amount of empty space was required in front of one’s TV in order for it to function properly. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have plenty of space where 65-inch televisions are barely big enough to outfit your palatial estate. Nyko has a $29 device coming August 23 called the Zoom that’ll attach to your Kinect sensor to reduce the amount of flail-space required by about 40 percent. That translates to just four feet of distance from your Kinect.

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Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK Due July 12

Microsoft Surface 2.0 SDK Due July 12

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a center of excellence for its Surface platform and along with it will come the SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Surface, to the popular Surface interface will bring with it many new features and also some new hardware. The second SDK for Surface is he Metro design aesthetic and runs on WPF 4.0, XNA 4.0 and Windows 7. The Surface team to release a new visual style that is consistent with other Microsoft Products such as Zune and Windows Phone…………..

By On July 9, 2011 1 Response
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Apple Back To School Deal Is So Effective To Beat Microsoft Windows 8

Apple Back To School Deal Is So Effective To Beat Microsoft Windows 8

Apple’s annual Back to School promotion is off to a strong start and this program offers students a $100 gift card for iTunes stores along with the purchase of a new Mac seems to be going well. Approximately 80% of the incoming students this year are choosing Apple computers over Windows PC’s and Apple Back to School sale off to a strong start beating Microsoft 8 to 2………….

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Microsoft Redesign Download Center

Microsoft Redesign Download Center

Microsoft’s download center has now been redesigned with Metro’fied and easier to use. The new Metro UI style made famous by Windows Phone continues with the quiet relaunch of the Microsoft Download Center page that has been redesigned to make extensive use of the Metro UI, redesign was to make it easier for people to find the things they want………..

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iPass Open Mobile Exchange Caters Unveils WiFi Exchange

iPass Open Mobile Exchange Caters Unveils WiFi Exchange

iPass introduced Wi-Fi exchange for service providers to deliver seamless global Wi-Fi roaming and data offload services. iPass Open Mobile Exchange Caters to the rapid growth of Wi-Fi devices such as Smartphones, iPads and Tablets, offering new revenue opportunities for service providers industry veteran steve livingston joins iPass from Microsoft to lead new service provider business. iPass wants a world of interconnected WiFi, a roaming renaissance, but there are still plenty of fragmented hotspot services out there waiting to be crushed and blended by an effortless roaming technology……………

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Windows 8 Pre Show Keynote

Windows 8 Pre Show Keynote

January 2012 will see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer taking the stage at CES once again to deliver a keynote focusing on the Redmond company’s latest products and Windows 8 is claimed to be the main course with Ballmer being expected to show off the latest build of the upcoming OS. Microsoft is expected to deliver a beta copy of the next-generation operating system at its BUILD developer conference in September and Ballmer will likely demo a number of ARM and Intel based Windows 8 tablets that will hit the market later in 2012 when Windows 8 is generally available………..

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Sling Note Multi-Tasker App For iPad

Sling Note Multi-Tasker App For iPad

MobileBuster Sling Note is an exciting multi-tasker app for iPad users and is a recent launch that converts an iPad into a productive tool for creating documents, making annotations, calculating, social networking and much more, without having to flip between two programs. Users are able to open two different applications on one screen to easily drag photos, text, links, or numbers back and forth between them, also two browsers open at once, create sketches, import, export and email files. It’s more than a web/notetaker, you can copy/paste from web and draw/text/insert photos/web addresses, etc and the note side can be converted to a PDF either through iTunes or email………..

By On July 7, 2011 1 Response
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From July 12th, Microsoft Will No Longer Support Vista SP1

From July 12th, Microsoft Will No Longer Support Vista SP1

Microsoft determines the support lifecycle of each of its products from the day that they are released and the Vista SP1 losing Microsoft support on July 12. Vista SP1 users can continue receiving support from Microsoft by upgrading to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and the software giant has a ten year support period for each of its software products………….

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